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Island author launches literary podcast with Canada Council for the Arts grant

Shelley Leedhal will air 10 episodes of “Something Like Love” over 10 weeks

Sonic the Hedgehog display suffers second theft

First it was Knuckles, and now Tails has been stolen from Ladysmith salute

Mother in Ladysmith hit-and-run killed on 11th wedding anniversary

Trevor Blogg speaks on the tragic death of his wife, Katie

‘We’re not going to let this drag on forever’, hit-and-run suspect urged to surrender to RCMP

The suspect had a brief interaction with police before fleeing the scene

Meet Vancouver Island’s new Giganotosaurus

Jim Shockey says rare 37-foot-long fossil cast now belongs to Cowichan

Politics in a pandemic: local leaders speak on managing the COVID-19 crisis

Aaron Stone, Doug Routley, and Paul Manly speak on their experience with the COVID-19 pandemic

Ladysmith life coach wins international award two years in a row

Bestka K-Burr has been named among the Top 100 Management Consultants in the World

Vancouver Island business not happy about public porta-potty installed next door

Ladysmith Health Food Stores launches petition against the temporary washroom

In a pandemic, Island tinkerer grabs on to whatever floats your boat

Pieter Stegeman built rescue raft ‘Air-Float-One’ out of recycled materials to keep himself busy

Meet Chewy, Ladysmith’s Turf Kitty

Independent feline has carved out his own special territory in town’s sports field

Editorial: Not helping the homeless costs money in the long run

Study determined that homeless people with mental illness generate high costs for society

Boys and Girls Club Central Vancouver Island resumes programming

BGCCVI summer programs are operating at reduced capacity to facilitate social distancing

From theatres to patios, Vancouver Island Symphony plays through the pandemic

A series of pop-up concerts are taking place in various locations from Saltair to Comox

EDITORIAL: Important to keep the border closed and to be kind to the outsiders coming in

Trust the authorities to control the influx of out-of-country license plates

Ladysmith receives $3.3 million grant for Arts & Heritage Hub

The funds will go to creating waterfront artist studios and maintaining heritage assets

Retired Ladysmith master mariner publishes memoir of a life at sea

John Anderson’s book: Of Times and Tides is a vivid memoir of decades in the shipping industry

What’s in a name? Ladysmith’s historical streets re-examined

Several streets in downtown Ladysmith are named after generals that served in the Boer War

UPDATE: Knuckles returned display outside Ladysmith Community Health Centre

Knuckles was stolen between 11:00am - 12:00pm on July 1

  • Jul 1, 2020

Cowichan Nation Alliance receives $1.49 million to support Indigenous Employment Hub

The Indigenous Employment Hub will help meet labour needs and provide job skills training

Island man’s brother and cousin shot dead during Chicago protests

Ladysmith school principal Dionte Jelks doubts he’ll ever set foot on US soil again